I'd slept so deeply when I woke up I was feeling so refreshed. Until I noticed I wasn't in my own room. I sat bolt upright in bed and looked around to see if there was anyone else in the room with me. Had I been kidnapped in my sleep?
'Don't be scared.' A voice came from somewhere. I wasn't sure if I should be worried when I found the voice strangely calming.
'Where are you?' I looked around the still dark room, trying to find the person who was speaking.
'I'm here.' A figure came out of the darkness and turned on a lamp beside my bed. 'I'm Zander by the way.' He smiled at me and I felt a little less scared.
'Umm hi Zander. Where am I and how did I get here and why am I here and-'
'Shh.' Zander held up a hand and I was instantly quiet. 'Don't ask so many questions at once. I will explain. I needed to find you. You weren't safe where you were but when I found you I had some trouble waking you up. I didn't want to scare you and alert the whole street to what I was doing so I just took you.' My fear turned to annoyance.
'You took me? What can be so important that you couldn't wait for me to wake up?'
'I can't tell you right now but if you could get dressed, I'll take you to meet the others downstairs.'
'I think I can find my own way downstairs when I'm ready thank you.' I got out of bed, trying not to think of this strange man carrying me in my ill-fitting nighty and pointed to the door. 'Now if you don't mind I would like to get dressed now.'
Zander nodded and walked in the opposite direction to where I was pointing. I noticed the door on the other side of the room which Zander shut as he left. So much for making a good impression.
A few minutes later I was dressed in some of the clothes I had found in the wardrobe and headed downstairs to meet 'the others'. I followed the noise into a room of people who all seemed to be getting along swimmingly. I was obviously late and wasn't sure if I wanted to go in and introduce myself. I wasn't good with new people.
But I gritted my teeth and walked in. A few heads turned to look at me as I reached the centre of the room. Be confident Holz. I listened to the voice in my head and smiled confidently sitting down in an empty chair. Zander walked in, followed a few minutes later by another girl.
'Sit down Tia.' Zander turned to address the group. 'So I guess you want to know why you're all here huh?'
Fifteen minutes and a lot of questions later I was still confused. So I was a key figure in a prephecy and the thing I had stepped on last night was a light orb. Then, to top it all off, the man who had taken me from my bedroom last night was an angel. Why was life so wierd?